DIY Plastic Storage Cube Rat Play Pen!
DIY Plastic Storage Cube Rat Play Pen!
I’ve seen runs for Guinea pigs, rabbits and hamsters but I’ve never seen someone make a rat run out of storage cubes. Typically I see people using the mesh style cubes but here in the UK we have some plastic and metal ones that I figured would be a neat idea to try to make into a rat run!
My budget at the end of the day was £20 total, and I spent £13 on a pack of storage cubes off of Ebay:
Ensure that you don’t get the shoe version as it’s much smaller!!
This video shows basic creation instructions and how to use the pieces to connect the shelves into this design. I hope it helps!
If you do happen to go with this idea, please take a picture and send it to me!! Or send it via Instagram and tag me so I can see what it looks like! I’d love to see what other people do and how they improve on this design! 😀
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Wow you have solved not only my art photography conundrum ( needing a light box) but also a rat proof play pen problem! One Of my rats is very naughty and gets out of the cardboard playpens. I’ll be hunting for these storage cubes now. Many thanks.
im geting that exact pen for my free range area for my pet rats
you don’t really need the base, there’s not enough space for them to squeeze under and if you use fleece you’re fine. you can use the extra panels to make the pen bigger
How many did you buy
Got this playpen for a miniature pincher which loves to pee on walls when lifting his leg also cleans easily because it’s plastic my dog is not a chewer
This is neat. But how much of a pain in the butt is it to clean the bottom?
I think I’m going to get this would u recommend it for guinea pigs??
In the description it says to not buy the shoe version.. but all I can find is the shoe version on ebay.
Jack Skellington and Victor Van Dort? The nerd inside of me is screaming.
Have you had any issues with them chewing through the plastic material?
What is it called? Where can I buy it?
it’s hard to find a good pen for rats. guinea pig pen etc aren’t ideal for rats as they can easily climb it so good to see ideas for making them. thank you
For anybody wondering I am getting these for my guinea pigs. I have not ordered them yet but I found some very similar to these. I found a lot on amazon. I saw a lot of people asking where she go them and inj have no clue where she got hers but you can find some like these on amazon.
You dont answer questions I see….
May I know how to make a second floor using that
not sure who it is to you, but to me Jack and Victor are from Young and the Restless soap opera!!! lol
Do you think it’s suitable for a kitten?
Came here after seeing this on Amazon. I may be buying it for my rats. Thanks!
is it possible for you to go in to play with them?
This video is a life saver. My rats are 5-6 months old now and even though their cage is big enough for another rat, they’ve got so much energy i just want to give them some more space, but they climb wire so fast i needed another solution🤣
Okay, here’s my problem. I ordered two sets from Amazon so I could make it taller. My mischievous little ladies liked to jump out. So now it is three tall. But my problem is now miss smarty pants "Eowyn" can jump and grab onto where the two pieces come together and climb out the rest of the way. I was thinking maybe line the inside with a tarp or something like it. Any thoughts?
I built this exact set up, my rats jumped over it no problems. I didnt even have anything inside so will be ordering more to make taller ><.
Hello! very informative video, thank you so much. I am thinking about getting those as a storage for my clothes instead of a wardrobe. Since you have them in your office and for those cute pets do you think it would be stable enough to build it up like 2 meters high?
Thank you very much
I have been looking for a none chewable fencing for my girls. I have seen YouTube videos of cardboard boards being used witch I use but my rats chew threw them. This is exactly what I have been looking for to bad they are way to expensive in the US (60$) for 9 cubes but thank u very mush for sharing something different for rats.
Perfect I have about the same budget for my rats
Still Game is brilliant btw
I’d also like to know how to know if it’s the shoe version or not?
Where did u buy that
that is beautiful!!! I love it! Im making that for my chinchilla Peter!!!
Can the dogs be trusted near the rats?
Do they live in it
Thanks for this! Got a load of these from amazon and it’s perfect. Our baby boys are loving more space to run around.
I got something similar to these but on Amazon! It is a lot clear too! I use it for my hamster and it’s awesome!!!!
Thats so clever 😀
Thank you! This will be very useful whilst my ratties are still a bit flighty!
Sadly cannot find any such object here in the states. 🙁 Love this set up. Would love more info on how i might find it closer to me.
where do you buy these shelves?
love the amount of effort you put into your videos its just insane 💜
What are these white fabric cubes called? I have bought it, but i must make it 4 plates high…have so many jumpers in my girl group